SPANISH, CHINESE AND ARABIC COURSE CREATORS WANTED: Job 00004333
Source language(s): Spanish
Target language(s): English
Details of the project: I need native Spanish, Chinese and Arabic speaking persons who can create effective language teaching manuals, with the objective of teaching essential communication. The objective is not grammatical correctness or mastery, the objective is to be able to communicate. Generally it takes only around 200 words to make a casual conversation and manage everyday life in a foreign language. I am looking for persons who can intelligently pick those 200 words and use those as building blocks to create sentences, starting from small sentences to bigger sentences.
This is how babies learn to talk!
If you understand this concept, and you can create a manual that will give the user the language mastery of a four year old native toddler, that is what we need!
The manual will include audio also (we will provide software for audio recording if needed)
Basically this is what I am looking for:
1.Identify a core vocabulary list that consists of the words that can be used the most in every day conversations so that day to day activities may be accomplished without any problems. This would include common nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepostions, conjunctions etc.
2.Design a way in which these words can be used in a variety of circumstances, and how to build on that basic knowledge to build simple sentences to communicate with.
words: want, hamburger, cheese, dont want, one more
I want a hamburger
I want a hamburger without cheese
I dont want a hamburger
I want one more hamburger
I want a ticket
I want a ticket to Helsinki
3. Use imaginative settings in which the person can make those conversations.
Teach basic grammar on the way.
Design the manual in such a way that a person can finish it in one month, and be able to manage a basic conversation
Try to imagine how a baby learns to speak, how she uses a small list of words to communicate with the parents, and then builds on it.. our goal is to do the same thing, except it is faster and we try to accomplish in a month what the baby accomplishes in 3 years.
Create audio clips of each conversation.
The total fee for the project is $400 (US) I would like the project to be sent in 4 instalments, and when you email me each set of lessons, the payment will be made by western union or paypal (four installments of $100 each)
Upon completion of payment, I will own exclusive rights to the material you create. Each time you receive payment, I will send you a acknowledgement form that you have to sign and send by post that grants me total and exclusive rights to the material you sent to me.
The project should be finished by March 30 2010. There is some flexibility on the deadline, but it would be great if you can finish it by then. If this is not sufficient time, please tell me how much time you need so that I can plan accordingly.
If you are interested contact me immediately and PLEASE SEND A SAMPLE LESSON. PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR CV INCLUDING CONTACT INFORMATION AND PHONE NUMBER.
Special requirements to the applicants: MUST BE VERY FLUENT IN ENGLISH, PLEASE
Who can apply: Freelancers only
Deadline for applying: 01/21/2010
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Posted on Friday, 25 Dec 2009, 21:06:42
Number of applications already submitted for this job: 0
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